A dangerous report : challenging sermons for advent and by J.Harold Ellens PDF
By J.Harold Ellens
This quantity is tightly choked with impressive insights one easily doesn't in general pay attention from the pulpit yet but are so evidently implied within the biblical narratives of Christmas and Easter. Dr. Ellens has a special approach of cracking open commonplace biblical sentences and tales and spilling out a wholly clean cornucopia of life-changing insights in regards to the radical nature of the excellent news approximately God's grace. principles and metaphors from the Bible that we've got heard or learn so usually that they have got turn into regimen and cliche without notice flower with fresh new meanings and intimations. Dr. Ellens' rigorously and cogently expressed biblical interpretation and sermon oratory incarnate God's fact and convey to energetic new energy a shiny event of the God because the motive force of Divine Spirit in our own lives and in background. Preaching has seldom been this enticing, robust, and spiritually empowering in decades. This hot hearted ebook is a transparent and clarion demand one relevant topic: God's radical, uncalculating, unconditional, and common forgiving grace. Claims for God's redemptive presence and motive for our international that pulpiteers have frequently feared, kept away from, or did not see within the middle of the gospel are the following set forth with unapologetic boldness. Dr. Ellens' trumpet isn't muted at any aspect. evidently this hearty soul has a keenness for souls, a stimulating brain, and an educated pastoral attraction for life-changing encounters with the biblical tale of the insinuation of God's self into human and background lifestyles at Christmas, Easter, and all of the remainder of the time
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Humans are much more like God. They are practically spitting images of God. You humans are bright and creative like God. You have a mind of your own. You can think things out, create wonderful possibilities for yourselves, love each other, make love, have babies, create life, and feel joy and hope. You are just like God who creates, produces life, imagines, rejoices, plans, and does whatever God pleases. You have control over your destinies just like God has. You have imaginative minds, warm hearts, deep spirits, and eternal loving souls.
We are not like humans, you know. We do not have real bodies or needs or longing. We are just pure spirits. I used to think that being an angel was about the most valuable thing you could be. We are always so pure and heavenly and perfect and beautiful and obedient, you know. I thought God must just think we were the greatest. Most angels think that. That is all we could imagine. But I have come to A Dangerous Report: Challenging Sermons for Advent and Easter 37 realize that human beings are much more important to God than we are.
On top of it stood two angels, called Cherubim, with their wings touching one another. They were gazing eternally down into the box that symbolized God's covenant with his people. " Now those angels stood there fascinated with that Ark of the Covenant. Inside it they could see Moses' stone tablets. God's law was written on them. They were simply stunned. They could read that law perfectly well, but they could not imagine why God had covered the law and the covenant with his mercy seat. The mercy seat was the cover of the Ark.
A dangerous report : challenging sermons for advent and easter by J.Harold Ellens